See Your New Smile with 3-D Scanning
February 23, 2023
We know you have many places to go for your orthodontic treatment, and we encourage you not to trust just anybody with your teeth and jaw alignment.
We at Dudley Smiles would like to take a moment to share a little bit about what makes an experience with us unique and worthwhile.
Some orthodontic providers, like dentists and online companies, don’t have an orthodontist overseeing your care — at least, not one you get to meet!
Some dental offices offer clear aligners for their patients to help improve their teeth and jaw alignment. While we don’t want to discourage you from seeing a dentist for your orthodontic care if you believe that is the best decision for you, we want to tell you that dentists and orthodontists are not the same! After dental school, orthodontists continue to receive specialized training regarding teeth and jaw alignment and development. This means they have more training and experience than a dentist when it comes to altering your teeth and jaw placement.
We still encourage you to see your dentist for your oral health checkups on time, though! Orthodontists and dentists often work together to create the healthy and beautiful smile of your dreams.
Online services, on the other hand, do have an orthodontist administering your care, but it’s 100% virtual! You don’t get to meet or build a relationship with them, which can be discouraging. Online providers also are missing a big part of the picture! When you send in images of your teeth and do an at-home mold impression, they can get some information crucial to care. But oftentimes, causes for concern lie beneath the surface and can only be seen with an X-ray. An in-person orthodontist, like our very own Dr. Dudley, can conduct a thorough examination and verify the mouth’s health before starting treatment. You don’t want to move unhealthy teeth; that could lead to disastrous results!
Influenced by his mother’s dental hygienist career and his own orthodontic experience, Dr. Dudley decided he wanted to make the same positive impact in people’s lives. His favorite day is when you get your braces off — he loves seeing how happy you are!
But Dr. Dudley is not the only person in our office — he would have a difficult time running the place on his own! He has said he “is as only as good as his team,” and he has a fantastic team in the office to help improve your smile!
Our Dudley Smiles team focuses on providing you with beautiful results and excellent customer service. We treat everyone in our office like family by creating a welcoming and fun environment. You can feel comfortable and confident while receiving the same high-quality healthcare we demand for our own families. We love getting to know you and your loved ones over the course of your treatment and aim to make your orthodontic experience as pleasurable and memorable as possible.
We are honored to be continuously trusted with providing orthodontic care to Issaquah and the surrounding areas. Your support allows us to live our dream careers every day. To show our appreciation for you and your confidence in us, we have a patient rewards program! When you sign up, you can earn points by entering contests, being on time for your appointment, referring your friends, having a good report card, shopping, and more! Ways to acquire points change frequently, so check your account often for new ways to earn! Points are redeemable for rewards and prizes!
If your children are in treatment, you can join the rewards program too! It’s a great way to excite your child about their orthodontic care and motivate them to perform their necessary routines.
When you come to an in-person oral healthcare center like Dudley Smiles over an online provider, you receive top-of-the-line care thanks to our modern technology. The diode laser is just one piece of modern technology that allows us to give you the best results possible.
Using a laser for oral healthcare might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s not! We use a diode laser daily to remove a little bit of the gumline in qualifiable patients. While we can perform this procedure for cosmetic reasons, we usually use the laser to improve bracket placement. Exact bracket placement gives your orthodontist more control over the movement of your teeth, decreasing your overall treatment time and unnecessary discomfort. Pushing the gumline back can also improve some patients’ bite and chewing abilities.
Most dental offices and online providers exclusively offer clear aligners, and though we love clear aligners at Dudley Smiles, they’re not the best treatment option for everybody! That’s why we proudly offer multiple treatment routes. Having more than one option allows us to help provide care for a broader range of orthodontic concerns and bring smiles to even more faces. Along with clear aligners, we also offer metal and ceramic braces. Braces are perfect for those with more complex cases or who simply don’t want the responsibility of clear aligners. With so many options, we could treat the whole family!
At Dudley Smiles, we love what we do and want you to love your time here with us.
Your smile affects so much of your life, and we know how much our care can change a person’s life. We take pride in our work and adore watching our patients’ self-esteem and oral health improve during treatment.
Contact us today to learn more about us and discover what else we can do for your smile! We have free in-person and virtual consultations, so you can learn if you are a candidate for orthodontic work with zero commitment!
We look forward to meeting you and your family and are excited to give you the orthodontic work you deserve!